Anthony Gregg Takes Down $4,830,619Published on June 30th, 2013 2:16 am EST
Anthony Gregg navigated his way through an incredibly tough 166 player field to take down the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers event on Saturday afternoon. With his victory, Gregg walked away with his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet and $4,830,619 in prize money.
The final hand of the tournament came when Gregg and runner-up Chris Klodnicki elected to get their chips into the middle after a flop of 4d-3c-9h. Prior to the hand, Gregg had about a 4-1 chip lead over Klodnicki.
After Klodnicki committed the last of his stack and Gregg called, the two players turned over:
Gregg - 9d-2h
Klodnicki - 7s-5d
The board ran out 5h-3s, giving Gregg the victory with his pair of Nines.
One of the biggest stories heading into the final day of play was whether or not Antonio Esfandiari would be able to win a ONE DROP tournament for the second straight year. Unfortunately for the "Magician", it wasn't meant to be, as he was eventually eliminated by Klodnicki in 4th place for $1,433,438. With his latest score, Esfandiari now has over $25.5 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.
Here is how the final table of the $111,111 High Rollers tournament ended up finishing out:
1. Anthony Gregg, $4,830,619
2. Chris Klodnicki, $2,985,495
3. Bill Perkins, $1,965,163
4. Antonio Esfandiari, $1,433,438
5. Richard Fullerton, $1,066,491
6. Martin Jacobson, $807,427
7. Brandon Steven, $621,180
8. Nick Schulman, $485,029
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker